Not sure why you care, Bob. I bow and gun hunt, but am strongly considering using my bow during gun season. If I sit in a treestand with my bow instead of my .270, isn't my kill potential greatly reduced? I am not seeing how this hurts gun hunters. If the nine day opens up to any weapon, say muzzleloader, that has a shorter range than a rifle, I don't see the problem. If I can shoot it with a bow, I darn sure could shoot it with a rifle much easier. Unless you think there is a large percentage of bow hunters that don't gun hunt. I see where adding to the averall number of hunters during nine day might be a problem, but every bow hunter I know personally also rifle hunts, and many of them own muzzleloaders as well. As far as crossbows are concerned, I only want the laws to be based on what is best for the deer herd. I consider them archery, but also believe kill potential is higher with a crossbow over a compound. If that is going to result in too many deer killed over such a long archery season, than I hope they have a shorter crossbow season rather than shorten archery season as a whole. Again, though, I don't see how crossbows hurt gun hunters.
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